Start planning to view the next solar eclipse in Vermont. Vermont’s location within the 2024 total solar eclipse’s path of totality makes it an ideal place to take in the wonder and spectacle of this natural event. Within New England, Vermont’s comparatively lower levels of light pollution and wide open spaces make for great stargazing, too. While you’re here, discover beautiful geography, local flavors, and a robust culture of outdoor recreation and wellness.
When is the Next Total Solar Eclipse? On April 8, 2024 at 2:14 p.m., a partial solar eclipse will begin, and at 3:26 p.m., a total eclipse will darken Vermont’s daytime sky, lasting about 3 minutes. The phenomenon will continue as a partial eclipse until 4:37 p.m.
WHERE TO SEE THE NEXT SOLAR ECLIPSE
Much of northern Vermont will be within the eclipse’s 70- to 80-mile-wide path of totality, including downtowns, mountain peaks and valleys.
Viewing from Vermont Cities
Totality can be experienced from Vermont’s largest city, Burlington along Lake Champlain. Montpelier, St. Johnsbury, Hardwick, Newport, St. Albans, Stowe, Waterbury, and Winooski are also in the path of totality.
Viewing from Ski Areas
April is prime spring skiing season in Vermont. Ski areas in the northern region will be celebrating the eclipse with music, dancing, and more. Find more information at Jay Peak, Burke, Smuggler’s Notch, Stowe, Bolton Valley, and Sugarbush.
Viewing from State Parks
Vermont State Parks typically do not open until Memorial Day weekend. However, some state parks are opening for viewing the total solar eclipse. Learn more about parking, facilities, and tips for being prepared.
Eclipse Events 2024
Events across northern Vermont will celebrate the total solar eclipse.
Find lodging for a front-row seat to the 2024 solar eclipse.
Plan your visit
Find things to do and places to visit as you plan your trip.
Looking directly at the sun can permanently damage your eyes. The only safe way to look at the eclipse is through specially made solar filters, such as those found in eclipse glasses.
The last time Vermont had a “front row seat” for a total solar eclipse was in 1932, when it was hailed as a “grand celestial spectacle.” Road rules were changed to allow for the minutes of darkness and bulletins advised drivers to pull over and turn off headlights so as to preserve the natural phenomenon.